Donna Quixote

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Donna Quixote

  1. 1. Donna A ContemporaryQuixote Critique of the New Woman
  2. 2. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman● Cartoon and poem appears in Punch in 1894
  3. 3. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman● Cartoon and poem appears in Punch in 1894 - British magazine of low-brow satire humor published - “Punch, or the London Chiavari” - Published in UK from 1841 to 2002 (!)
  4. 4. Cover from an 2002 issue of Punch
  5. 5. Cover from an 1886 issue of Punch
  6. 6. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman● Cartoon and poem appears in Punch in 1894 - British magazine of low-brow satire humor published - “Punch, or the London Chiavari” - Published in UK from 1841 to 2002 (!)● Both poke fun at the New Woman
  7. 7. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman● Cartoon and poem appears in Punch in 1894 - British magazine of low-brow satire humor published - “Punch, or the London Chiavari” - Published in UK from 1841 to 2002 (!)● Both poke fun at the New Woman● Harshly critical of the New Woman movement and the “Suffragettes”
  8. 8. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Poem: Donna Quixote* No extra charge.
  9. 9. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Poem: Donna Quixote● Not attributed to any particular author (?)* No extra charge.
  10. 10. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Poem: Donna Quixote● Not attributed to any particular author (?)● Has superscripted indexes, but no notes?* No extra charge.
  11. 11. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Poem: Donna Quixote● Not attributed to any particular author (?)● Has superscripted indexes, but no notes?● Bartlett’s Guide to Reading provided** No extra charge.
  12. 12. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Poem: Donna Quixote● Not attributed to any particular author (?)● Has superscripted indexes, but no notes?● Bartlett’s Guide to Reading provided*● cf: New Woman to Cervantes’ Don Quixote* No extra charge.
  13. 13. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Poem: Donna Quixote● Not attributed to any particular author (?)● Has superscripted indexes, but no notes?● Bartlett’s Guide to Reading provided*● cf: New Woman to Cervantes’ Don Quixote● Contains multiple references to Ibsen plays* No extra charge.
  14. 14. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Poem: Donna Quixote● Not attributed to any particular author (?)● Has superscripted indexes, but no notes?● Bartlett’s Guide to Reading provided*● cf: New Woman to Cervantes’ Don Quixote● Contains multiple references to Ibsen plays● Dismisses the New Woman as ill-inspired* No extra charge.
  15. 15. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Cartoon: Donna Quixote
  16. 16. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Cartoon: Donna Quixote ● Page 228 in the Nelson Text…
  17. 17. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Cartoon: Donna Quixote ● Page 228 in the Nelson Text… ● Incorporates connections to the poem and its literary referents
  18. 18. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Cartoon: Donna Quixote ● Page 228 in the Nelson Text… ● Incorporates connections to the poem and its literary referents ● Primary Imagery -- The Latchkey: Freedom! -- The Book: Knowledge! -- The Glasses: Flawed!
  19. 19. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman The Cartoon: Donna Quixote ● Page 228 in the Nelson Text… ● Incorporates connections to the poem and its literary referents ● Primary Imagery -- The Latchkey: Freedom! -- The Book: Knowledge! -- The Glasses: Flawed! ● Let’s use an expanded version to see the secondary imagery…
  20. 20. The comic DonQuixote, ready toattack the that whichwill not yield….On the blades arewritten the words ??? laws.
  21. 21. The comic DonQuixote, ready toattack the that whichwill not yield….On the blade iswritten the word laws.Behind him, Sanchaholds the standard, apair of pants markeddivided skirt.
  22. 22. The comic DonQuixote, ready toattack the that whichwill not yield….On the blade iswritten the word laws.Behind him, Sanchaholds the standard, apair of pants markeddivided skirt.
  23. 23. The New Womanbattles Mrs.Cerebrus.The heads arelabeled Mrs. Grundy,Momma, andChaperone—
  24. 24. The New Womanbattles Mrs.Cerebrus.The heads arelabeled Mrs. Grundy,Momma, andChaperone—A depiction andtraditional roles forwomen.
  25. 25. Here we have ayoung woman, readyto serve the Crown…Her sash is labeledvolunteer….
  26. 26. There are bookshere, identified as…Revolt of [the]Daughters, Dodd,and Yellow…
  27. 27. There are bookshere, identified as…Revolt of [the]Daughters, Dodd, and Yellow… YellowAster, I think.
  28. 28. Here we have TyrantMan…Isn’t this the typicalportrayal of the Don of La Mancha?His staring eyes…His elaborate facial hair…
  29. 29. Or perhaps itconnects to this andit’s Hendrik Ibsen.
  30. 30. Or perhaps itconnects to this andit’s Hendrik Ibsen.We have an Ibsenvolume here and awork by Mona Caird,early Scottishfeminist novelist.
  31. 31. One last thing:Our New Womanstands on a volumeof Tolstoy…
  32. 32. One last thing:Our New Womanstands on a volumeof Tolstoy…Anna Karenina(1877) perhaps?
  33. 33. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman● Contemporary—and quite literate—fun-having with the newly asserted New Woman
  34. 34. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman● Contemporary—and quite literate—fun-having with the newly asserted New Woman Discussion Questions
  35. 35. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman● Contemporary—and quite literate—fun-having with the newly asserted New Woman Discussion Questions● Could a woman have written the poem in an effort to create a strawman?
  36. 36. Donna Quixote A Contemporary Critique of the New Woman● Contemporary—and quite literate—fun-having with the newly asserted New Woman Discussion Questions● Could a woman have written the poem in an effort to create a strawman?● What does the cartoon suggest about the value of education in forwarding the New Woman?
  37. 37. Donna A ContemporaryQuixote Critique of the New Woman Questions and Comments?

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